Small scale electronic transport in diamond microcrystals

M. D. Jaeger, S. Hyun, A. R. Day, M. F. Thorpe, B. Golding

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The interpretation of electronic transport in polycrystalline diamond has proven difficult as a result of the disorder arising from physical and chemical inhomogeneities. We describe experimental methods, based on electron beam lithography, for studying transport in single crystallites grown by CVD on Si substrates. The electrical contacting process utilizes the flexibility of the scanning electron microscope to write metallic contacts to individual crystallites with lateral dimensions of a few μm. A detailed analysis of the current distribution in the crystals allows us to extract the electronic conductivity from arbitrarily shaped, faceted crystals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-328
Number of pages4
JournalDiamond and Related Materials
Issue number2-4
StatePublished - Mar 1997


  • Diamond microcrystals
  • Electron beam lithography
  • Small scale electronic transport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Chemistry
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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